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Onsen of Japan: Japan's Best Hot Springs and Bathhouses

Onsen of Japan: Japan's Best Hot Springs and Bathhouses (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Wide, Steve
By Mackintosh, Michelle

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As a country blessed with natural geothermal energy, no trip to Japan is complete without an authentic onsen (hot springs) experience. Yet this world has remained a mystery for western tourists, who are keen to take advantage of the onsen's relaxing qualities and healing properti...es.Onsen of Japan is your entry into art of Japanese communal bathing. Featuring listings for more than 150 onsen across the country, authors Steve Wide and Michelle Mackintosh have selected out the very best places to enjoy this quintessential Japanese experience - including traditional 7th-century baths, historic wooden buildings, open-air mountain springs, rustic neighbourhood baths, and big city super santos (aquatic centres). Alongside vivid descriptions and beautiful images, each listing includes a checklist with important travel information, such as price range, whether same-sex or mixed bathing is available, whether English is spoken, and if tattoos are accepted. A detailed introduction at the front of the book includes a guide to etiquette, onsen rules, customs and quirks, as well as information on different water types and their healing benefits. The authors also offer tips on how to take a bath like a local, bathing in different seasons, the best places to take a foot bath (ashiyu) or hand bath (teyu), and where you can cook your own onsen egg. Slip off your clothes and ease yourself into the world of the Japanese onsen. One thing is for sure, taking a bath will never be the same again.
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ISBN 9781741175516
Published NZ 1 Jul 2018
Publisher Explore Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
632 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781741175516
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Explore Australia
Imprint Explore Australia
Published 1 Jul 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wide, Steve
By Mackintosh, Michelle
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code 613.1220952
Weight 520g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Hot springs - Japan, Bathhouses - Japan, Japan - Civilization
NBS Text Mind, Body & Spirit: General
ONIX Text General/trade